In 2015 Doc set out to celebrate the human body. A friend of his from the gym asked him to photograph her and sent him some inspiration images from Bodybuilding.com's Bodies of Work series. While this friend was not the first that Doc photographed for this project, she was the inspiration and the one who put the idea into Doc's head.
The project began as a celebration of fitness in the Austin community because Doc has been a fitness photographer in Austin for a number of years. The first series, The Light Sessions, was directly inspired by the Bodies of Work series and was intended to highlight the strength and development of the participants. This quickly shifted to include obstacle course racers, yogis and acroyogis, dancers, baseball players, soccer players, and others who wanted to participate in the celebration. Subsequently, Doc executed The Dark Sessions, aerial sessions, bodyscapes, graffiti painting on bodies, and body painting. The Austin Bodies Project continues today as people volunteer or as the opportunity arises among Doc's other work and projects.